I wanted to wait until I could design the online version slightly better, with images and everything, but I guess that can be revamped later.
Chapter two (posted today) gives you the background of Rashid Minhas – personal as well as historical. Notice the last line of the chapter: “Pakistan was also the beginning of a glorious age and therefore conspiracies could do it no harm."
Had I revisited this manuscript anytime during the last twenty years (but I never did that), I would have passed this line as cliché penned down by my younger self in teens – and I may have felt a little embarrassed too.
Now, due to what I have discovered in the last two years, I think differently. What I think and know now about Pakistan can best be illustrated in these lines from the most popular Pakistani poet: “You are a beautiful feeling through which we found courage to live. You are conviction which never dies in the heart, you are hope which lasts forever.”
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